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Compare 2012 FIAT 500 vs 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 FIAT 500
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2012 Ford Fiesta
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2012 Toyota Yaris
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2-Door Conv Gucci
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 2-Door Conv Gucci 27 32 $22,495 $23,500
500 2-Door Conv Lounge N/A N/A $21,565 $22,500
500 2-Door Conv Pop N/A N/A $18,775 $19,500
500 2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,035 $22,000
500 2-Door HB Gucci 27 34 $18,710 $19,500
500 2-Door HB Lounge 30 38 $17,780 $18,500
500 2-Door HB Pop 30 38 $14,990 $15,500
500 2-Door HB Sport 30 38 $16,850 $17,500
Select style
4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
Fiesta 5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Select style
3-Door Liftback Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
Yaris 3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Yaris 5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,495
$12,788
$14,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,500
$13,200
$14,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$220 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 4 -
EPA Classification
Minicompact Car Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49.0 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
76.2 85.1 84.4
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 50.6 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.2 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.1 39.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
42.0 49.2 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 52.7 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 58.0 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.0 57.7 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 98.0 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.7 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
139.6 173.6 153.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 x 0.4 NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.2 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 12.0 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.6 34.4 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.3 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T1A NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/55R15 P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T1A NA NA
Front Tire Size
185/55R15 P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2486 2578 2315
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.6 4.8 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
101 @ 6500 120 @ 6350 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EAB 99J 1NZ
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 38 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.61 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.04 1.55
Trans Order Code
DF1 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.07 4.23
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.95 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.85 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.28 1.00
Trans Type
6 5 4
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 Ford Fiesta Toyota Yaris
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Axle Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.7 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 (2011) 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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